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's cabinet pick. immigration and the debt ceiling while vice president joe biden finalizes his recommendation on gun control. tracie potts is in washington for us. it's a busy week ahead. >> reporter: absolutely. as the rehearsals are under way for this new ration the senate turns its focus to these confirmation hearings. chuck hagel raising a lot of questions with democrats and republicans, no date set for those hearings yet. president obama, those confident that he will be confirmed. meantime the debt and the debt ceiling that we're about to hit again in february, the house is back in session today. they got to address that. republicans pushing for spending cuts at this time could include social security and today vice president biden sits down with cabinet members and members of congress to finalize his recommendation for gown control. we'll present them to the president tomorrow likely to include universal background checks. >> no sleep for you over the next week, right? thank you so much. tracie potts in washington, d.c. >>> former secretary of state colin powell is speaking out on nbc's
a statement on the debt ceiling. >> because the debt ceiling is the fight coming up next, as you know, brian, and everything the president would like to do at the start of that second term including new gun laws, immigration reform, energy. all those things will really be locked into place unless he can get some agreement on the debt, the president said he won't negotiate with congress about the debt ceiling, but we could be headed to another standoff, another kind of fiscal cliff similar to what we saw last summer unless that can be resolved. the president wants to get ahead of that, really put the responsibility on republicans in congress and make it clear he just doesn't want to budge. >> keep in mind the president will walk behind you any moment. there is a very thin line between leverage coming off an election and lame duck status, and the president has a robust agenda for this term number 2. >> it is, and the first year of second terms are the ones you have a shot as sitting president to have the most productive parts. but i want to go back and emphasize something david said, and that
:00 and 9:00 a.m. for the first in line at 9:00. >>> still ahead, debt ceiling deja vu. from social security to interest rates, the president lays down the law and the cuts that could be coming our way. but is the situation as dire as they make it? >>> a somber anniversary in newtown as parents mark one month since their children were killed. their new proposal today and the unthinkable has happened again. a brutal gang rape in india that started with just a bus ride next in "world tonight." >>> also, he used to shoot with his gun. now this former cop uses his camera to shoot 49ers games. >>> welcome back. now if you thought the doomsday scenarios were bad under the fiscal cliff, just wait for what's coming next. >> the debt ceiling talks are under way. president obama warns the dire consequences if congress fails to raise our borrowing limits. in tonight's reality check, sam brock explains why most people should just take a deep breath. sam? >> raj, it would be therapeutic if nothing else. there is certainly little refuting the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves throug
-cannon. it is shaping up to be a busy week in washington. confirmation, gun control, the debt ceiling and an inauguration to plan all on the agenda this week. let's bring in tracie potts this morning live on capitol hill. we hit that debt ceiling and now it's about the debt limit. >> we hit it in technically in december but in order to keep paying the bills the government delayed some payments so it looks like we'll hit that ceiling or that limit again in mid february. congress has got to do something about that. the house is back today. republicans are going to push for spending cuts. remember their mantra has been no more borrowing without limiting what we're spending and among spending cuts they are likely to look at social security this time. >> there's also some trouble on capitol hill ahead of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing. >> the confirmation hearings we have coming up at least three of them. chuck hagel could be the most difficult because democrats and republicans here have some challenges and lots of questions for him. still they say about the stance on iran and things h
yesterday. >>> there are answers for renewed calls for congress to raise the debt ceiling. for more on that and a look at the world markets and how they did overnight, we turn to seema mody at cnbc world headquarters. >> good morning to you. let's start with markets. futures lower after a mixed session on monday. as you pointed out apple weighing on tech on reports that it is cutting component costs but dell took others higher on talks it's in talk with several firms. we get a trio of federal reserve officials speaking out about the economy today. the dow rising 18 points in yesterday's trade and nasdaq slipping eight to close at 3117. here's our top story. treasury secretary tim geithner is calling on congress to raise the debt ceiling. in a letter to lawmakers geithner says it could cause harm to the u.s. economy. the government will run out of tools to avoid defaulting on debt sometime in late february or early march. that would mean social security and other government benefit checks would stop going out. fed chairman ben bernanke is joining the cause saying the economy isn't ou
government workers' retirement funds to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. treasury said the move would give it $156 billion in additional spending capacity and insist that retirees will receive benefits. in a letter to john boehner, treasury secretary tim geithner said the step has been taken before during previous impasses over the debt limit. several republican lawmakers are set to direct treasury to prioritize which bills to pay if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. let's get you a check on the markets. futures are lower as we get big earnings this morning from jp morgan and goldman sachs. we have jpmorgan lower whereas goldman sachs is higher. stocks advanced yesterday with the dow extending the winning streak to five days and the s&p 500 hitting a five-year high. we get data out on consumer prices, industrial production and housing. watch out for that. back to you. >> seema, thank you very much. it's 5:17. as you know, facebook yesterday announced the new search. we'll look at what it can do in a bit. >> we look forward to that, thanks. >> 5:17 now. christina loren is back to tel
. >> you bet. >> there's a lot of work ahead as well. where is the talk about the debt ceiling, and the second term options for president obama, or is there no talk about that today? >> today, not so much. but the whole weekend we've been hearing talk about this. congress has decided to ease up a bit, give a three-month extension so we can lift that debt ceiling for the next three months. that will back us into, by the way, the whole idea of sequestration and dealing with the debt crisis on a more firm note in about three months. so they're giving the president, they're giving everyone a little bit of time right now to work it through. i'm sure the president is grateful for that. but for right now, vice president biden, of course, has just taken his oath of office which is very important not only because it's nice to know the vice president's all lined up. but remember, joe biden becomes a very important person to look at over the next four years because there's talk of him running for the presidency four years from now. a lot of that will depend on what hillary clinton does. s
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